The City of Lowell is pleased to announce it has been selected as a 2023 Mass Save® Climate Leader. The City of Lowell is one of fourteen commercial and industrial organizations across the Commonwealth to receive this distinguished recognition.
"The City of Lowell is honored to be designated a 2023 Mass Save Climate Leader by the Sponsors of Mass Save," said Thomas A. Golden, Jr., City Manager. "We are fortunate to have leaders in our City Council who are committed to addressing climate change and reducing our carbon footprint through strategic investment and forward-thinking strategies and policies. We are also appreciative of all the efforts of our employees, contractors, and community partners who have made Lowell a leader in advancing the Commonwealth's 2050 net-zero goal."
The City of Lowell has leveraged the financial aid and technical support provided by the Sponsors of Mass Save to make meaningful investments in energy efficiency and curb greenhouse gas emissions. Specific projects include:
- Achievement of over 1 million kWh in electric savings, approximately 40,000 therms in gas savings, and the elimination of over 500 tons of greenhouse gas emissions
- Investment in energy efficiency upgrades to buildings throughout the City, including upgrades to lighting, transformers, weatherization, steam traps, and retro-commissioning
"The 2023 Climate Leaders recognize the importance of battling the climate crisis, having each taken crucial steps towards creating a sustainable future through increased energy efficiency," said Christopher Porter, Director of Customer Energy Management at National Grid. "This year's Climate Leaders exemplify the commitments necessary to achieve, and serve as a role model for, the Commonwealth's clean energy economy and climate objectives. We appreciate the recipients' efforts and look forward to continued collaboration with all our partners to achieve Massachusetts' net-zero goals."
The Sponsors of Mass Save selected this group of Climate Leaders based on a variety of factors including the total energy savings achieved over the past few years, the historical level of energy savings relative to energy consumption, and the frequency and diversity of energy efficiency investments.
About the Sponsors of Mass Save®
Mass Save® is a collaborative of Massachusetts' electric and natural gas utilities and energy efficiency service providers including Berkshire Gas, Cape Light Compact, Eversource, Liberty, National Grid, and Unitil. We empower residents, businesses, and communities to make energy efficient upgrades by offering a wide range of services, rebates, incentives, trainings, and information.